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Event Guidelines: If you are planning on attending an event & getting a book signed you must pre-purchase the author's new book at Anderson's. Options: You can purchase a book online (leave a note in the comments field you will be attending), you can stop in to purchase a book and ticket or you can give us a call Naperville (630) 355-2665 | Downers Grove (630) 963-2665
• When ordering a book for an event online you will receive an email back with a confirmation and what ticket number you have. After ordering online please refrain from calling the store to find out your ticket number. Your ticket number will be sent in your confirmation email. - Thank You
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RACHEL LOUISE SNYDER

Welcome Rachel Louise Snyder back to Naperville! This former Naperville North High School student and graduate of North Central College is now an author and shares her debut novel, What We’ve Lost is Nothing. The story is set in Oak Park and examines integration and gentrification through a heart breaking coming-of-age transition.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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SATURDAY STORYTIME
Bring your little ones in for a storytime with activity to follow. Always a fun way to greet the day on a Saturday morning! No registration required. Free.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK GROUP

 

Our Mother-Daughter Book Club is aimed at daughters ages 13-16 and their moms. This time we’ll discuss Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein. Read the book together, then come ready to share your thoughts. New members are welcome. Please RSVP by calling our Downers Grove store at (630) 963-2665.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 at 2:00 PM
Bello Tea, 5111 Main Street in Downers Grove
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JAMES KLISE

So many interesting aspects to this middle grade novel! The Art of Secrets, by area author James Klise, follows a family in temporary housing. But living in a luxury apartment puts the teen daughter in an unusual situation with repercussions that shift her life. Truth, ethics and judgments all fascinate readers.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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RIDLEY PEARSON

 

The popular Kingdom Keepers middle grade series comes to its terrific conclusion in The Insider. Meet author Ridley Pearson and discuss the fantasy. Learn why The Keepers have one last chance to preserve the heart of the Kingdom-Disneyland-from a terrifying destruction decades in the making.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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#1s LIVE WORLDS COLLIDE TOUR
A rare event: one of only four nationwide! Meet Gordon Korman, James Dashner, Brandon Mull, and Jude Watson, authors of the #1 books in the multi-platform adventure series for middle readers The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, and Spirit Animals. Tickets are required and available at Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville. Loads of fun for fans! Don’t miss this.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24 at 7:00 PM
Nancy Young Elementary School, 800 Asbury Dr. in Aurora

STU GIBBS

 

Stu Gibbs is well known for his middle grade title, Belly Up, and now visits with the sequel: Poached, another clever zoo mystery. Things at FunJungle- the zoo/theme park setting- are heating up and you can blame it on the koala caper!

FRIDAY, APRIL 25 at 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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JALEIGH JOHNSON

Tween fantasy fans, here’s the latest for you! The Mark of the Dragonfly, by debut author Jaleigh Johnson, is out. The thrilling adventure story follows a mysterious girl, a magical world, true friendship, and a treacherous journey. What more could you ask? Meet the author this morning at Anderson’s.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26 at 11:00 AM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville
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DARK DAYS TOUR
It’s four authors packed into one great afternoon for a special Young Adult readers event presented by Anderson’s. It’s the Dark Days Tour, starring Kiera Cass (The One), Kelley Armstrong (Sea of Shadows), Kimberly Derting (The Taking) and Danielle Paige (Dorothyy Must Die). Ready, willing and able to greet fans!
SATURDAY, MAY 10 at 2:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville | 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

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